The European Union is a supranational and intergovernmental body of 28 European states and was established by the Maastricht Treaty in 1993. Having since developed into a single market with a standardized system of laws, its various bodies, including the European Council and European Parliament, seek to provide a common standard in various aspects of policy within the single market.
Originating from the European Coal and Steel Community established after the Second World War to maintain peace in Europe, its member states have grown beyond the “Inner Six” of France, Germany, Italy, and the Low Countries to include states from all across Europe. However, the European Union today faces many challenges both economic and political, from inside and out. It is the role of the delegates to face these challenges with a renewed vigor.
The European Union is an intermediate committee. Delegates with some experience in MUN are preferred, although anybody with ability and interest may be chosen for this committee.
Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to EU to [email protected].
Topic A: Evolution of Human Trafficking (View Backgrounder)
Topic B: Preservation of the EU (View Backgrounder)
Paul is currently a senior attending his final year at St. George’s school, and is thrilled to be a part of this year’s CAIMUN Conference! Within school, Paul finds interest in the humanities, particularly within creative writing, poetry, debate, and of course, MUN. Outside of school, Paul can be found pretending to be deep while wistfully looking out a window, lamenting about his university applications, attempting to hit balls over a net, and probably still writing his crisis topic. CAIMUN will be his last Model United Nations Conference, and he’s ecstatic to share this amazing experience with all delegates and staff attending the conference. He hopes to see everyone there with the backgrounders read and position papers finished!
Currently a grade 11 student, Danica is captivated by the world of politics and diplomacy, and is ecstatic to be serving as the Chair of the EU. As a part of the Model UN club at Richmond Christian School, Danica has been attending MUN conferences ever since Grade 9. Truly impacted by the resolutions and positive ideas formulated in committee sessions, Danica became determined to seek out these solutions outside the committee room through becoming involved in various non-profit organizations. Danica consistently strives to make positive changes in the world and aid the global community by serving as the Executive Director of Human Resources at Kindlers Society, an Ambassador for Youth Achieving Success, a Human Resources Director at Wish Youth Network Society, and as Vice President of UNITE. Outside of MUN and her non-profit work, Danica enjoys participating in the Student and Leadership Team at her school, singing, and reading. Danica is honoured to help delegates begin or further develop their Model UN career and is looking forward to a conference filled with intense debate, collaboration, communication, and compromise.